One of the Last Great Adirondack Lodges
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Granot Loma A Piece of History
- Granot Loma is a 26,000 Square foot log cabin, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, made from Oregon pine
Beautiful Northern Michigan lakefront property including over a mile long private beach and an island on Lake Superior.
- 50 Rooms including a steam room, indoor boathouse, and a 3,000 gallon hot tub overlooking private marina and Lake Superior
- The Farm is complete with an apple orchard, and 13 buildings on hillside with a mountain view
History of Granot Loma
Granot Loma is a National Historic Landmark begun by Louis and Marie Kaufman in 1919, restored to its former grandeur in 1987 by Tom Baldwin. Its heritage is the rich legacy of powerful men who control and influence people and events. Gerald Ford intended to transform Granot Loma into his Western White House.
Granot Loma was built between 1919 and 1923 by over 400 Scandinavian craftsman at a cost of over $5 million dollars by Louis Graveraet Kaufman. It is the largest log cabin in the world. LG, as he was called, wanted a summer home that would rival the wooded retreats built by the Gilded Age magnates in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. The early Great Camps of the Adirondacks began as simple tent camps. From 1870-1900 more than 200 hotels were built in the Adirondack Mountains. As hotel guests sought a more authentic wilderness experience, land was leased from hotels and tent camps were built.
The use of rustic, native materials and craftsman were the hallmarks of distinctive Adirondack Architecture. The largest and most luxurious camps were built on large landholdings quite frequently by wealthy families excluded from the traditional Adirondack resorts because of ethnicity, religious belief or just snobbish competitiveness. Similarly, Louis Kaufman was excluded from the Huron Mountain Club and built Granot Loma as a result.